Monthly Archives: August 2017

EPISODE130 – AGP (Amanda Gilliam Presents) with William J. Wright

On this episode of AGP we welcome William J. Wright to the show. William J. Wright is a professional freelance journalist, critic and genre film historian specializing in horror and cult entertainment. His work has appeared in print in such genre magazines as Phantom of the Moviesâ?? Videoscope, STIFF, Penny Blood, Sirens of Cinema,, and the now dearly-departed Washington DC-based “dark culture” magazine The City Morgue and on the web at, Film Threat, and Dread Central. He has extensively interviewed many of horror cinema’s bonafide legends and up-and-coming stars including Rob Zombie (horror rock icon and director of The Devil’s Rejects), Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead), Sid Haig (Spider Baby, House of 1000 Corpses), Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm), Lloyd Kaufman (director, author and president of the infamous TROMA Studios), Dyanne Thorne (Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS), Jennifer Lim (Hostel), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, The Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Jaimie Alexander (Thor, Marvel’s Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D., Blindspot), and many, many others. In 2012, his 30 year retrospective of The Evil Dead chronicling the career of special effects master, artist and iconic prop creator Tom Sullivan was nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award. He is currently the editor-in-chief, executive producer and co-host of MORTIS (, a multimedia experience focusing on horror, sci-fi, fantasy, comics, and music which he co-created in 2015.

EPISODE129 – AGP (Amanda Gilliam Presents)Stephen J. Semones

On this episode of AGP, we welcome author, and fellow podcaster Stephen J. Semones to the show. Stephen is an Amazon Best-Selling Author, journalist, and former filmmaker. Stephen J. Semones began writing at an early age to satisfy his compulsion to tell stories. Since then, he has gone on to develop some of the most ambitious projects in the worlds of independent film, literature, and online radio. Retired from film, Stephen decided to put all of his focus on writing. His candid how-to-book on filmmaking, Beyond the Lens: A Beginner’s Guide to Filmmaking, hit the best-seller list five times and further established him as a formidable force in both the film and literary worlds. Since then, Stephen concentrated everything on writing fiction and received high praise upon release of his own superhero novel series, GLOOM. His other fiction works include contributing three short stories to the horror and science fiction compilation Timeless Requiem from Millenia Press and short stories for the Coscom Entertainment Metahuman anthologies. He’s also received critical acclaim with his frightening novella, THE SACRIFICE OF CANDACE BLAKE, and his horror novel, UNHINGED. Now writing full time and co-hosting a horror podcast, MORTIS, Stephen finds himself constantly interviewing, writing, and touring conventions. Stephen currently resides in Tennessee with his beautiful wife and their four children. For more information on Stephen J. Semones, visit: or